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Write On Ottawa: These hippies mean business

Review by Barb Collishaw Seymour Hamilton’s The Hippies Who Meant It opens at a dramatic confrontation during an anti-war rally, where we meet the three main characters, Dick, Joe and Beth. They come from widely different backgrounds and only chance has thrown them together. A brightly painted VW microbus (definitely another main character) takes them to a […]

Write On Ottawa: The power of questions

Is a question more powerful than a statement? For parents, this deceivingly simple query may open doors to a fun new way to interact with your children. In her book Why Am I Perfect?, author Nathalie Beaupré offers an interactive workbook that parents can use with their kids. The main idea behind this work is the difference between […]

Write On Ottawa: Four Ottawa women explore the world

Travel Dreams and Nightmare: Four Women Explore the World covers all types of travel, from roughing it on a mountain hike, to relaxing by the sea, to taking a holiday to taste wine or experiencing new cultures at all corners of the world. The book follows the adventures of four Ottawa-based women, Louise Szabo, Barbara […]

Write On Ottawa:The Rainbow Alchemist lets readers decide if they believe in magic

Ottawa writer Martin Bueno’s debut novel, The Rainbow Alchemist, is an exciting, mysterious story that constantly blurs the lines between reality and fantasy as it welcomes readers into the world of psychic phenomenon, magic, and the occult. At the centre of the story is wheelchair-bound politician Graham Walden, leader of the fictional New World Society Party […]

Write On Ottawa: A teen romance time capsule

Opening the pages to Yours Truly, Miss Creation is akin to opening the window on a very specific moment in life: a moment when part-time jobs rule; Zaphods is the standard for Friday night; French fries are 2:00 am snacks; and university is a great excuse to troll Elgin Street during frosh week.  (Unless you’re […]